The Lisps (César Alvarez, Sammy Tunis, Eric Farber, Lorenzo Wolff) will perform songs from their upcoming concept album FUTURITY, featuring the music written for their new musical of the same name, at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater on December 16th at 9:30 pm. The Lisps will be joined onstage by Tony Winner Michael Cerveris (Evita, Assassins) and special guests Grant O'Brien, Ben Simon, Chelsey Donn, Aaron Schroeder, Caroline Tamas and Jillian Tully, who perform on the album.
The Lisps stood out from the Brooklyn indie-rock scene in 2008 with their debut full-length album, "Country Doctor Museum", a boisterous reassessment of traditional americana. Their music often borders the literary and borrows liberally from vaudeville, anti-folk, science fiction, and americana. The Lisps released their 3rd album "Are We at the Movies?" in May of 2011 and will release their concept album FUTURITY in April of 2012.
FUTURITY: A Musical by The Lisps is an avant-americana indie-rock musical that follows Julian Munro, a Civil War soldier trying to invent a steam-powered mechanical brain that will solve all of humanities problems. Guided by his brilliant mentor, the famous metaphysician Ada Lovelace, Julian weaves an epic fantasy that folds a utopian, high-tech future back into the dark reality of war.
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JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater, reopened October 4th, 2011 from a top to bottom renovation, debuted in October 1998 and quickly became one of New York City's most celebrated and in-demand showcase venues for live music and performance. With its genre-blind booking and vast diversity of interests, the stage at Joe's Pub gives voice to a world of varied and stellar artists. Joe's Pub is open seven days a week, regularly hosting as many as three shows a day. Dinner and drink service is available during every performance. In addition to its reputation of presenting internationally known stars, Joe's Pub has also developed into a premier showcase stage for up-and-coming musicians and emerging artists from a variety of disciplines. www.joespub.com